Our setting abides to the Essex Local offer as well as our own.  Click on the document image above to read our local setting offer.

Here is some more information taken from essexlocaloffer.org (2017) to help understand the purpose and benefits:

“What is the Local Offer?

Under the Children and Families Act 2014 each Local Authority was required to publish a Local Offer detailing what provision and services were available in their area for children and young people with SEND by the 1st September 2014. The Local Offer is a living and organic resource that will be developed over time with the assistance of our partners, parents and young people.

The Local Offer will:

  • Give you information about education, health and care services
  • Give you information about leisure activities and support groups
  • Hold all the information in one place
  • Be clear, comprehensive and accessible
  • Make service provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations
  • Be developed and reviewed with the service providers and service users

 

 

 

Who is it for?

The Local Offer is for:

  • Children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)
  • Children and young people from birth to 25 years
  • Their parents and carers
  • Practitioners and professionals

How will it help me?

The Local offer will:

  • Make it easier to find out what you need to know
  • Help you to be less dependent on other people or word of mouth
  • Help you find the nearest and most suitable services
  • Help you to ask the rights questions

If you do not have access to the internet, please visit your local library where they will be able to help you access the internet. Your child’s school may also be able to help you with internet access. The Essex Local Offer has been designed so that it is available to view on a mobile phone or device.”

 

(http://www.essexlocaloffer.org.uk/what-essex-local-offer/ 2017)

 

Here are some links for further information:

Link To Essex Local Offer

http://www.essexlocaloffer.org.uk/essex-local-offer/

Link to SEND Code of Practice

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25

SEND Information and Support

https://www.essex.gov.uk/Education-Schools/Schools/Special-Education-Needs/Pages/Parent-Partnership-Service.aspx

Independent advice and support

http://www.familiesinfocusessex.org.uk/